honey cinnamon granola

Honey Cinnamon Granola

(vegetarian, gluten free)

If you are looking for a simple, nutrient dense, no-nonsense granola recipe, this honey cinnamon granola is it. It’s crunchy, nutty, filled with cinnamon, and very simple to make (toss everything in a bowl, mix, and bake). Great for breakfast with some milk/yogurt and fruit, or just on its own as a snack.

Feel free to switch up the ingredients and use what you have on hand! 

honey cinnamon granola
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honey cinnamon granola

Honey Cinnamon Granola

  • Author: Megan Lange
  • Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 5 cups granola 1x
  • Category: Granola
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A simple, nutrient dense, and delicious granola recipe that’s perfect for quick breakfasts or snacks.


  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or any nut/seed butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or any nut – pecans, sliced or whole almonds)
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line baking sheet with silicon baking mat or parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the almond butter, honey, and vanilla. Add in the ground flaxseed, cinnamon, and salt and mix until well combined.
  3. Mix in the thick rolled oats until well combined. Then mix in the walnuts and pumpkin seeds.
  4. Spread mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18 minutes, mixing/flipping halfway through (at ~9 minutes). Let cool before breaking into pieces.
  5. Serve with milk or yogurt and top with fruit or whatever you desire! Store in an airtight container (large mason jars work great) for as long as one month (if it lasts that long!).


For Vegan: Replace the honey with maple syrup or agave syrup.

For Gluten Free: Ensure you use gluten free thick rolled oats.

For Nut Free: Use a seed butter like sunflower seed butter. Replace the 1/2 cup walnuts with more oats and/or seeds (1/4 cup oats + 1/4 cup seeds). Some bulkier seed options include sunflower or pumpkin seeds, while some smaller seed options are chia, hemp, or flax. Get creative and find a combination you enjoy!

Keywords: honey cinnamon granola, cinnamon honey granola